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Management


Jacob T. Gray, CEO

Mr. Gray has 19 years professional experience in mergers and acquisitions, turnaround management, corporate finance and accounting, operations, and general management, and more than twelve years in direct private equity investments. He is currently actively managing three of Balance Ventures' portfolio companies-a retail apparel company, a metal fabrication business, and an architectural millwork and cabinetry company. His background includes previous positions with Ernst & Young and its advisory services division, Price Waterhouse as a manager in its Latin American Capital Markets Group, and Clear Channel Communications as its Vice President and Controller.

Mr. Gray founded GRAY MATTER Business & Capital Management (Balance Ventures' predecessor firm) in 1997 to provide financial and management consulting services to businesses and due diligence and direct private equity investment services to individual investors.

Mr. Gray earned a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science from Trinity University where he is an adjunct faculty, co- teaching the Entrepreneurship and Venture Planning course during the Spring semester. 


James C. Worth, Advisory Board


Mr. Worth has 31 years professional experience in public and private finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, accounting and taxation, and general management. His background includes previous positions with Haskins & Sells/Deloitte & Touche, Holland Mortgage & Investment Corp., and Belton Kleberg Johnson Interests.

Mr. Worth founded The James Worth Company in 1989 to provide financial and management consulting services to businesses and direct private equity investment services to individual investors. He serves two San Antonio families with exclusive buy-side representation and manages more than $40 million of direct private equity investments on their behalf.

Mr. Worth earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Taxation from the University of Texas at Austin.